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In Search of Islam in America: Students Visit Metro Detroit to Learn More

August 4, 2007

Author: DAVID CRUMM

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070804/COL15/708040317/1081

Often, the best way to learn about the mystery of faith is to hit the road and go see for yourself. That's a timeless spiritual truth and it's precisely what nine young Midwestern journalists, ages 12 to 18, did last week in their quest to explore Islam in the United States.

Five were from...

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Cleric 'Not Preaching' to Inmates

August 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6931175.stm

The lawyer for a Muslim preacher fighting extradition from the UK has denied her client has been preaching hate to fellow inmates.

Abu Qatada, who once preached at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London, is being held at a specialist unit at Long Lartin jail in Worcestershire.

A prison union has said he could be radicalising other...

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Muslim Clerics Angered by Religious Edict

August 3, 2007

Author: Ramadan Al Sherbini

Source: Gulfnews

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/08/03/10143839.html

Cairo: Egypt's top Muslim cleric has recently angered fellow clerics for allegedly permitting a Muslim to choose his own faith without fear of worldly punishment.

Ali Juma, the country's Grand Mufti, was quoted as saying in a posting on a Washington-Post-Newsweek forum that Muslims are free to change their religion without being...

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Tajik Universities Bar Hijab-Wearing Girls From Exams

August 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/08/B6C95CD6-4F04-4AE5-8FD8-4C4CDCCA982C.html

August 3, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Officials in Tajikistan's State Teacher Training Institute have told RFE/RL's Tajik Service that female applicants are no longer allowed to take university entrance exams there wearing Islamic head scarves.

Today's remarks come after...

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Israeli Troops Kill West Bank Islamic Jihad Leader

August 3, 2007

Author: Imad Saada

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070803/ts_afp/mideastunrest

NABLUS, West Bank (AFP) - Israeli troops have shot dead a leader of the radical Islamic Jihad group in the West Bank and wounded three people during an incursion into the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said on Friday.

Meanwhile, Palestinian militants fired three...

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Religion Hurdle Stops TV Actor from Getting Flat

August 3, 2007

Author: Mayura Janwalkar

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1113413

Amir Ali moves high court, saying he is being denied a house in Lokhandwala because he is a Muslim

Actor Aamir Ali may be a popular face on TV, but like many others finding a home in Mumbai has not been pleasurable for him — religiously speaking.

Alleging discrimination, Ali, in a PIL filed before the Bombay High Court, urged the...

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Mothers of Missing in Russia's Islamic Region of Dagestan Stage Protest, Declare Hunger Strike

August 3, 2007

Author: Arsen Mollayev

Source: The Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20070803-1036-russia-dagestan.html

MAKHACHKALA, Russia – About 50 women occupied a central square in this provincial Russian capital on Friday, declaring a hunger strike and vowing not to leave until authorities tell them what happened to their missing children.

Police tried...

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Islamic Creationist Group Launches Glitzy, Global Blitz

August 3, 2007

Author: Yigal Schleifer

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0803/p01s10-woeu.html

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - On a recent afternoon inside Istanbul's busiest subway station, a young man beckoned commuters into a subterranean "fossil exhibit" full of skulls and insects dating back millions of years.

But this was no mainstream scientific display. One colorful poster advertised the "myth" of the evolution of the horse....

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Judge Orders Prison to Meet Religious Diet Needs

August 3, 2007

Author: CLARENCE MABIN

Source: The Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2007/08/03/news/local/doc46b2757e970cf806390274.txt

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution officials and a Muslim inmate are attempting to revise food service at the prison so the inmate can have access to kosher foods.

U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon ordered the revision after the inmate, Mohamed El-...

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Race Crime Up After Terror Attack

August 2, 2007

Author: Stephen Stewart

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6924745.stm

Racist crime in the west of Scotland had increased after the suspected terror attack on Glasgow Airport, BBC Scotland has learned.

Strathclyde Police have released figures on racist crime and a senior officer confirmed that there had been a noticeable rise.

Community and political leaders were quick to call for...

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Republican Candidate Advocates Threat to Bomb Islamic Holy Sites as Response to Terrorist Attack on U.S.

August 2, 2007

Source: PR-Inside.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.pr-inside.com/republican-candidate-advocates-threat-to-r193291.htm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo says the best way he can think of to deter a nuclear terrorist attack on the U.S. is to threaten to retaliate by bombing Islamic holy sites. The Colorado congressman on Tuesday told about 30 people at a town hall meeting in the state of Iowa...

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